Hebrew program at St. Louis Park High honors city's heritage

Hebrew program at St. Louis Park High honors city's heritage

Community passion fueled the course, one of six worldwide.
West Metro
May 27

Spike in abuse reports overwhelms Hennepin County child protection system

Abused children are stranded as foster homes and shelter beds fill up.
West Metro
May 27

West metro briefs: Bloomington hires first engagement director to boost city's creative profile

BLOOMINGTONPelinka hired to boost city's creative profileAlejandra Pelinka has been hired as Bloomington's first creative place-making and engagement director. She will facilitate the work of…
West Metro
May 27

West metro police blotter, May 29

CORCORANMAY 5Juvenile problem. Someone in the 9000 block of County Road 116 reported that their granddaughter was out of control and throwing things. An officer…
Local
May 27

Robbinsdale teachers to hand out 40,000 books

The books are provided by First book, a nonprofit that gives books to low-income children.
West Metro
May 26
Joe Jandrich carefully hand-scrubbed grave markers in a new section of Fort Snelling National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies.

At Fort Snelling National Cemetery, duty and honor are forever

Long before the Memorial Day visitors arrive, a 50-member crew is there carefully tending the grounds. "It's duty," Navy vet Mark Linafelter said of his work.
TV & Media
May 26

Day's 4th word trips up Twin Cities 8th-grader in National Spelling Bee

Shorewood's Max Meyer finished 11th at the National Spelling Bee.
West Metro
May 26

Real estate notebook: Busy Mortenson's next project is its own HQ

Builder Mortenson has a new project that is closer to home than ever M.A. Mortenson Co. has been so busy developing other projects that it…
West Metro
May 26

Tree falls, fatally hits Minn. farmer herding cattle in from storm

He was on a 4-wheeler at the time he was struck, the Sheriff's Office said.
Variety
May 26

What's it like to drive a trolley around Minneapolis lakes?

To this trolley operator (and reporter), every ride on the Lake Harriet streetcar is a 15-minute journey into history.
West Metro
May 25

Former Voyager Bank CEO Timothy Owens sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

The Wayzata man had pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing an investigation.
West Metro
May 25

Fire damages Loretto car dealership

Crews from 14 departments battled the blaze for nearly three hours.
West Metro
May 25
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Without state funds, Southwest light rail line's future is in doubt

So far, $130 million has already been spent on the line linking Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
Local
May 25

Hwy. 12 Safety Coalition renews push for funding after bonding bill fails

Members of the Highway 12 Safety Coalition has organized a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Maple Plain Family Center in Maple Plain to renew their push for funding. Representative Jerry Hertaus (R) called the press conference.
West Metro
May 24

Rogers horse farm owner badly burned trying to save animals from fire

Chris Leatherdale, co-owner of Grace Farms, was badly burned as he tried to save some of the animals.
West Metro
May 24

Bloomington City Council member resigns ahead of move to Chicago

Cynthia Bemis Abrams, a member of the Bloomington City Council since 2014, announced Tuesday that she will resign her seat effective June 4. She is…
West Metro
May 24

Obituary: Jean Dressel, librarian, artist and gardener

Before Google put instant information at everyone’s fingertips, reference librarians like Jean Dressel were human search engines, digging up nuggets of knowledge for library patrons.…
Politics
May 24

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sends stern letter to Perpich Center for Arts Education

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sent a letter to the executive director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, urging her to hand over information his office is seeking, or face sanction.
West Metro
May 23

Responders unable to revive unconscious man on Lake Minnetonka

Law enforcement officials responding to a report of a medical emergency on Lake Minnetonka Sunday evening were unable to revive an unconscious adult male at the scene.
West Metro
May 22

Northstar rail car is blanketed with graffiti; no arrests

The vandalism occurred in the Big Lake maintenance yard.
West Metro
May 21

Dazzling $25 million Masonic Heritage Center set to open next month in Bloomington

Group hopes to showcase its history and philosophy to all Minnesotans, not just members.